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Admiral AckBark Great Pyrenees & Border Collie Mix Kiowa, OK

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Black, White / Cream

About

Coat length
Long
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Adoption fee
$225.00

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Meet Admiral AckBark

Oooh, you are going to want to read about this boy...trust me! Meet Admiral Ackbark!

"Admiral AckBark is the biggest sweetheart! If you are looking for an affectionate dog who wants to be with his family and gets pets and cuddles, Admiral is your dog.
Admiral AckBark is a Great Pyrennes/ Border Collie mix. He is about a year old, and working hard to gain weight (he was quite skinny when he came into the rescue group). He has very soft, fluffy, long black fur, with copper highlights around his ears and back, and a beautiful plumy black tail. His feet and paws are HUGE! He has white "socks" with black spots- chocolate chip paws! His paws are the biggest his foster family has seen. He has double dewclaws on his back feet, so he has some Pyr in him.
Before his rescue, Admiral AckBark was an outside dog, and he has quickly adjusted to life inside. He would love to sit next to his people on the couch and snuggle on the bed. He will keep you warm during cold snaps with all of his fluffy fur!
Admiral AckBark has really made an impression on me. He has the sweetest disposition. He was so scared the first night we brought him home, but he quickly warmed up to us and will hug us every chance he gets. I think he's wanting to say "thank you" for bringing him inside and treating him as a dog deserves. He didn't have the easiest life before PPFT, but has adjusted quickly to his foster home! He has started chewing dog chews, like rawhides, greenies, and milkbones, but hasn't shown interest in oinkies, nylabones, stuffed Kongs, or plush squeaky toys. He'll rest his head on my shoulder when I bend down to give him a hug, and he's even wrapped his tail around me a few times in the yard, as though he's wanting to keep me near him. Admiral AckBark is going to be such a great dog for the family who adopts him. He is so loving and sweet. It is easy to forget he is a dog, he truly is a deep soul."

Admiral AckBark is an 11-month-old male Great Pyrenees/Border Collie mix. He currently weighs 75lbs. Admiral LOVES meeting new people. He is working on not jumping up immediately to give hugs (he loves to give hugs. He and his foster are working on this). Admiral has not had a chance to go to any public settings. We think he would do well but may jump up on people if he gets too excited. He is a giant fluffy puppy, after all. Admiral Ackbar has just started learning what it means to be an indoor housepet kind of dog. He has not been much of a chewer: he has chewed his rawhide chips and will pick up the filled kong out of my hand, but then he sets it down and wants pets. Admiral AckBark is improving with riding in the car, but he is pretty scared of getting into the car. It works best to have two people to help lift him into the car. We don't think he's had many car rides in his life prior to PPFT. Admiral AckBark is working on getting used to walking on a leash. Currently, he tends to circle around us a little. He does not pull at all! We think walking on a leash is a new experience for him. He has not had much interest in going to the bathroom or sniffing on walks yet. He is still figuring out what this whole walking business is about.

Admiral's energy would match the energy level of his house. We estimate his age to be a little under a year, so he is definitely in his playful puppy stage. He adores attention from his people. He LOVES playing in the snow and will bury his whole nose in the snow in order to get in sniffs. Admiral AckBark does not chase balls but may start to chase as he figures it out. We don't think he's ever had someone play fetch with him before. That said, he is a FAST runner. He loves to run zoomies across the yard. Admiral AckBark LOVES playing in the snow. He'll run very fast, and occasionally skid/ slide a little bit in the snow. It is very cute. We think he'd probably enjoy playing in the water. We haven't seen him play with toys. We have seen him pick them up and carry them to different rooms, however. He loves to play in general, so as he gets more used to his new lifestyle, we think he will show more interest in toys. We have not heard Admiral AckBark bark at all in the yard, even with the other dogs. He has made a little whine/ howl type sound when he wants attention but has not been much of a barker.

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Admiral's Pawtastic Must-Knows

?Admiral AckBark does well with puppies and female dogs. He is 50/50 with other male dogs in the home. We recommended there be no other large males in his new home.

?We think Admiral AckBark would do great with older kids since he is still in the habit of jumping up to give hugs. He would feel terrible if he accidentally knocked a young one over, either via jumping up for a hug or wagging his tail.

? Admiral AckBark is not being fostered around any cats so we are unsure how he would do with them.

? Admiral AckBark can jump a 5-foot chain-link fence. His new family will need a 6-foot privacy fence (no chain link) or higher.

? Admiral AckBark has a little bit of food aggression. We feed all of the dogs in separate locations. His new family will want to feed him in a separate location if there is more than one dog in his household.

? Admiral AckBark has shown resource guarding when it comes to getting pets/ attention. He LOVES to get attention from his people and may chase off other dogs so that he can keep getting petted.

?Admiral AckBark has been sleeping in our kitchen with our other foster (a puppy) at night. He would prefer to be on the bed, snuggled up next to his people though. Unfortunately, our dogs are pretty bossy about the bed being theirs! Admiral would love to sleep as close to his people as he could get through. He is a very affectionate boy!

?Admiral AckBark stays in the front half of our house (away from our two bossy dogs) when we are not home.

?Admiral AckBark is potty trained.
He is not kenneled trained. It has not been necessary to kennel him since he has good house manners.

?Admiral AckBark is being fostered in Tulsa, OK. We do not send our dogs on transports or ship them. This means his new family needs to pick him up, even if they are out of state.

?His adoption fee is $225. That includes DHLPP, Rabies, and Bordatella shots. He will be micro-chipped, heart-worm tested, have a fecal done, be de-wormed, be spayed/neutered, and will be current on heart-worm and flea/tick prevention.

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Admiral AckBark is so happy to be an inside dog now that he's with PPFT. His ideal home would have a family that will be home with him most of the day, or able to give him tons of attention after returning from work. He just cannot get enough pets, rubs, and cuddles from his fosters. He is about a year old, so he still has a lot of puppy in him- he'd love to go for walks or anything where he can spend time with his people. He is a very sensitive dog, and quite smart. He would enjoy going to basic obedience classes with his new family- he is working on learning to Sit when he wants attention. We can see him learning lots of tricks, especially rollover (he loves tummy pets). His energy level will match that of his home. He will run zoomies in the backyard but is also content to sit under his foster's desk when making Zoom calls. He is the sweetest dog. If you would like to welcome this sweet boy to your family, you can apply at https://www.pyrpawsandfluffytailsrescue.com/adoption-app

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  • Great Pyrenees
  • Adult
  • Male